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Jan 20, 2020

Want to take your girls on some awesome (BUT EASY) events and field trips?!

Maybe you are brand new and don't know where to start, or...

Maybe you've been doing this awhile and need some new motivation!

Here is a great big generic list of ideas for troop leaders anywhere to take their girls on awesome field trips outside of the meeting place!

 

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  • Things to do with kids/families in (your city)
  • Dinosaur museum in (your city)
  • Best/most scenic hikes in (your city)
  • Best parks or playgrounds near (your city)
  • Unique museums in (your city)
  • Unique tourist attractions in (your city)
  • Best day trips from (your city)
  • Coolest library in (your city)
  • Animal attractions near (your city)
  • Best indoor/outdoor pools or water attractions in (your city)
  • Cultural attractions in (your city)

Other cool ideas:

  • Children's museums
  • Science centers
  • Capitol building/government civic centers
  • Factories: chocolate factories, toy factories, cheese factories, potato chip factories, ice cream factories, and more!
  • Zoos and wildlife preserves
  • Animal rescues
  • Farms & orchards
  • Studios of any kind (music, film, tv, news, radio, etc)
  • University or Community College (*check specific department pages for information about upcoming events)
  • Water sports equipment rentals (Check the safety activity checkpoints)
  • Festivals, fairs, carnivals
  • Parades

 

Some companies that (usually) allow behind the scenes tours:

  • Amazon fulfillment centers
  • Government capitol buildings
  • Banks
  • Police stations
  • Fire stations
  • Panera/Paradise Bakery
  • Cold Stone Creamery
  • Chick Fil A
  • Red Lobster
  • Auntie Anne's 
  • Domino's Pizza
  • Applebee's
  • Pizza Hut
  • Menchie's Frozen Yogurt
  • Supermarkets
  • Post offices
  • Jewelry stores
  • Williams Sonoma
  • American Girl
  • Vera Bradley
  • Dairy Queen
  • Whole Foods
  • Wegmans
  • California Pizza Kitchen
  • Papa John's
  • Olive Garden
  • Green Acres
  • Mellow Mushroom
  • Wal Mart Bakery
  • CiCi's Pizza
  • Friendly's
  • Maggie Moo's
  • Trader Joe's
  • Microsoft/Apple
  • Krispy Kreme
  • Texas Roadhouse
  • McDonald's
  • Rainforest Cafe
  • Culver's
  • Rita's
  • Regal Cinemas

 

Got any to add to this list? Any field trips your troop has LOVED? Share in the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/girlscoutpodcast/